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Poster: electricblue72 Date: Nov 6, 2013 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Grateful Dead blues tunes

Hi,

There is a local jazz radio station that has a weekly blues program, and I'd like to suggest to them to feature a few early Grateful Dead blues renditions.

Could anyone suggest blues tunes that the Dead played, and ideally ones that are available here on the archive? If you could include a link to a particularly good rendition that would be great too of course.

I'm looking for more traditional style blues tunes, as I think that will have the best chance of being able to get onto the blues show.

Thanks!

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 6, 2013 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

Deep Elem Blues:

from the early era: https://archive.org/details/gd1970-03-20.sbd.smith.99182.sbeok.flac16

But these are better (for my taste anyway)

https://archive.org/details/gd80-10-13.acoustic-sbd.munder.13064.sbeok.shnf

or https://archive.org/details/gd1980-10-30.fob.sonyecm280.wise.miller.101427.flac16

Also would suggest Big Boss Man or Mr. Charlie - certainly blues in tone and structure.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 6, 2013 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

If you really want to blow their minds with some vintage GD, you should suggest Viola Lee Blues from 11/10/67.

https://archive.org/details/gd67-11-10.sbd.sacks.1612.sbeok.shnf

Or Good Morning Little Schoolgirl from the next night

https://archive.org/details/gd67-11-10.sbd.sacks.1612.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Nov 7, 2013 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

https://archive.org/details/gd1969-11-07.sbd.kaplan.21762.shnf

Next Time You See Me
track 10, 4:24, played at Filmore West, Nov 7, 1969

Sorry, but this uniquely played track is doubly-nontraditional, and so I recommend it:

a) It's not a traditional blues song. It's a traditional Dead Pigpen tune, usually played in Rock n Roll

b) It's the only time I've heard it played in blues style (that I know of)

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Poster: nwgj Date: Nov 7, 2013 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

The Same Thing from 12/31/71 is a beauty
https://archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 6, 2013 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

never trust a woman

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 6, 2013 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

Death Don't Have No Mercy

https://archive.org/details/gd69-04-20.sbd.lutch.4992.sbeok.shnf

How Long Blues

https://archive.org/details/gd1970-08-19.aud.taback.cdjones.81775.sbeok.flac16

Black Peter

https://archive.org/details/gd70-01-17.sbd.cotsman.19283.sbeok.shnf

New Speedway Boogie

https://archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16

Muddy Water

https://archive.org/details/gd1971-12-05.fm.matera.100316.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: jrbungeetroll Date: Nov 12, 2013 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

Day Job!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 6, 2013 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

This one is perfect. Check out the "Smokestack Lightning" from this early '71 Boston show. Pigpen's vocals are the essence of blues, and Jerry lays down the appropriate leads:

https://archive.org/details/gd71-12-02.sbd.lai.6255.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2013-11-06 20:50:34

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 6, 2013 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

Try King Bee from 4/28/71..

https://archive.org/details/gd1971-04-28.sbd.miller.106099.flac16

Or how about Big Boss Man? This one ought to do..

https://archive.org/details/gd1971-04-05.sbd.miller.110127.flac16

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 6, 2013 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead blues tunes

The famous 4/17/71 show also has some great blues work. Big RR Blues, killer Big Boss Man. King Bee too.

https://archive.org/details/gd1971-04-17.sbd.sirmick.88760.flac16